A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy more timber to make more furniture to sell.

Kanungu Kwetungura Group, Kihihi's story

Henry K. is 47 and the father of five. He is married and, to cater for his family’s needs, he operates a carpentry workshop.

This workshop has been in existence for the last twenty years and the reason why it has existed this long, Henry says, is on the grounds of his perseverance in the face of hardships. He cites financial hardships, intrigue and the high cost of timber as some of the problems that have plagued his business. Without his strong-hearted sense of resilience, he says, he would not have come this far.

Henry makes all kinds of furniture such as chairs and desks that he has been selling to the many mushrooming schools around Kihihi Town. He also has a small milk-selling business that helps him earn some side profits. In a week, he makes 200,000 shillings. With this loan, he wants to buy more timber that he will use to make more furniture to sell.

In this group: Henry, Juma, Girino, Kirungi, Kanuni, John, Silverino, Jackline, Deogratious, Jovinta, Lovis

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